NYC Mayor De Blasio Blames Profit-Seeking Nursing Homes For Coronavirus Outbreaks, Not NY Law

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio blamed profit-seeking nursing home owners for the horrific coronavirus outbreaks that have dogged New York care facilities, not a New York law that demanded nursing homes accommodate coronavirus patients or risk the wrath of state officials

The mayor made the offensive suggestion in an interview on MSNBC today in an attempt to explain why New York appears to have downplayed the circumstance in its long-term care facilities, potentially undercounting coronavirus-related nursing deaths by nearly 1,700.

β€œA lot of these are for-profit organizations. I think there’s going to be a lot of questions about whether they put their residents first or whether they put profit first,” he said.

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